Creating Collections for Future Communities - 29 & 30 August 2019

This is the second in the PLWA 2019 Future Communities professional development event series.

pdf View the program here. (561 KB)

The Future Communities seminars aim to develop knowledge and skills in operational and strategic library practice with a focus on innovation and co-design to transform space, collections and support community engagement. 

Every library, regardless of type, size or location, is facing significant change. Community members and customers are seeking services and resources beyond the traditional. Libraries have responded to changes in expectations through an increase in community focus to engage people, and identify new ways to provide information, promote literacy and build creative learning programs. 

This is an opportunity for library practitioners to develop knowledge and find innovative direction to support their role as change makers to enhance future library collections for their customers, communities and their organisations. 

For booking enquiries contact Linda Seymour (08) 9411 3801 

Places are limited - Click here to book


Tiered model presentation - 12 April 2019

pdf Proposed New Tiered Model - Presentation (940 KB)


PLWA Operations Group Workshop - Tackling barriers and disadvantage - 11 April 2019

Below are the notes and handouts from the guest speakers at the workshop. 

The two Innovation Canvases are from the second half of the workshop where we looked at the barriers those with a disadvantage face, as well as the bureaucracy that we and our customer at times face. Those attending came up with the barriers, which we grouped, and listed on the first page of the canvas (along with lots suggested links to further info in the Disadvantaged canvas) then came up with ideas to overcome the barriers. Interestingly they both had a lot of similarities.

Many thanks to all who participated via email and on the day. 

pdf 1.1 City of Kwinana - Community Liaison Patrol (425 KB)

document 1.2 City of Kwinana - Community Liaison Service Media Release (398 KB)

document 1.3 City of Kwinana - Homelessness Policy (383 KB)

pdf 1.4 City of Kwinana - Welcoming diversity community liaison model (Draft v2) (982 KB)

pdf 1.5 City of Swan - Library membership, terms and conditions (674 KB) 

document 1.7 City of Wanneroo / City of Joondalup - Regional Homelessness Plan (3.58 MB)

document 1.6 City of Wanneroo - Homelessness presentation (1.25 MB)

pdf 2.1 Innovation Ideas Canvas - Bureaucracy (612 KB)

pdf 2.2 Innovation Ideas Canvas - Disadvantaged (766 KB)


Library Design Workshop - 7 February 2019

pdf Workshop program (2.19 MB)

pdf Presenters' details (508 KB)

pdf City of Swan - First steps to space and building design (1.71 MB)

pdf City of Fremantle - A new public library (3.91 MB)

pdf CIVICA - The intrinsic value of libraries as public spaces (3.18 MB)

CIVICA - The intrinsic value of libraries as public spaces (report)

pdf Mantric Architecture - Design and build possibilities (3.05 MB)

Resource Furniture (website)


Kay Poustie Scholarship presentations

Video of the presentations from the 2018 Scholarship winners


PLWA Conference 2017

Videos of the conference held on Friday September 8th 2017 can be accessed here. 

Click here for the 2017 conference Facebook page.